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neotericpilgrim
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Post Number: 20
Registered: 01-2014
Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi all,

I know this is a canoe forum but I was wondering if someone would be willing to share some winter access areas with me?

I'm planning my first winter camping trip and I'm curious as to some good places to park in order to be out of the way and head out from there.

Also any information about some winter packed trails could be useful as I could trek a little further then I could breaking my own.

Thanks in advance
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brian
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Post Number: 1802
Registered: 02-2004


Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 10:06 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

This is not just a canoe forum, so I look forward to seeing what response you may get. Happy holidays.
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eddy_turn
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Post Number: 100
Registered: 03-2011


Posted on Sunday, December 25, 2016 - 11:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

George at Sportsmans lodge on Kukagami lake caters to snowmobile crowd, he also rides himself all over Temagami and outside. I'm sure he'll gladly share what he knows.
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walknabout
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 01-2015
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 9:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Hi neo, there are a lot of options for wintertrekking, look up a few of my posts on the forum on possible routes. Sportsman's, Rocky's in Caperol , Wanapitei Camp on Sandy Inlet are all great outfits that you can base out of and are easy to get to. Once you get more comfortable with winter travel in the area, the options are endless.
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neotericpilgrim
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Post Number: 21
Registered: 01-2014
Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 1:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

thank you for the replies!

I hiked up near camp wanapitei a few years back and would love to explore that area in the witner. My understanding is that red squirrel road isn't plowed?

Anyone know how far the road is plowed and if there is any parking available?
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walknabout
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 01-2015
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 10:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

Some great snowtrekking opps around the camp with great views of the area. For current conditions it'seems best to call the camp and get the latest scoop. Last couple of years the road was plowed well beyond Sandy Inlet.
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ed
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Post Number: 1322
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Monday, January 2, 2017 - 9:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

I believe that Wanapitei has a caretaker during the winter season and they have a satellite phone, so you could try calling the number on their website.
Failing that, Camp Wanapitei is located within the Temagami Forest Management Unit, which is still the responsibility of the MNRF , North Bay district office. You could look up the name of the District Forester and call or email him about the road status.The phone directory is available on the MNRF website.
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ed
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Post Number: 1323
Registered: 03-2004


Posted on Monday, January 2, 2017 - 9:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post

You need to contact Don Farintosh the managing forester for the unit... try this:

http://www.infogo.gov.on.ca/infogo/#orgProfile/732 0/en
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walknabout
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Post Number: 17
Registered: 01-2015
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

Were you able to get out at all neo?
Just wondering if red squirrel Rd is getting plowed this year? tried calling the camp, and it seems Don's job is up for grabs at the moment
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walknabout
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Post Number: 18
Registered: 01-2015
Posted on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 3:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post

The road was definitely not plowed lol
Couldn't have asked for better weather for a wintertrekk through the Temagami bush.




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